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(generated from captions) (Sobs) ALARM CONTINUES BEEPING the Australian Caption Centre Supertext Captions by This program is captioned live. Tonight, nuclear uproar - over North Korea's provocative test. the world furious

the region. The test has destabilised by reports Australian cricketers shocked they were al-Qa'ida terror targets. And a Sydney family rejects any blame northern beaches bushfire. for the destructive and Deborah Knight. Ten News with Ron Wilson Good evening. Also tonight - to the T3 Telstra share offer. a lukewarm reception for the Socceroos And a wild Sydney welcome a daunting new challenge. as they face up to international outrage First this evening, a nuclear bomb, as North Korea detonates one of the world's nuclear powers. the rogue state declaring it's now in a coal mine The device was detonated in the north of the country. Just last week announced it had developed a bomb. the so-called axis of evil country the test had been carried out, A North Korean statement confirmed using what it called and technology". "100% of its own wisdom The announcement has outraged and the region, North Korea's neighbours and the United States with China, Japan considering their next moves.

has been swift and tough. The Australian Government's reaction for immediate UN sanctions Prime Minister Howard is calling against North Korea. joins us now from Canberra. Ten's political editor Paul Bongiorno is notoriously secretive. Paul, North Korea What hard evidence do we have taken place? that this test has actually in Parliament this afternoon, Well, Ron, the Foreign Minister, still slightly unconvinced, did seem to be but John Howard was pretty sure. has been monitored He said that seismic activity by North Korea which would confirm the claim made an underground test. that it has carried out North Korea watchers say And certainly in recent days, in the hermit state the level of paranoia that they had no doubt has reached the level

its rhetoric with action. that it was about to match for Chapter VII sanctions. Well, John Howard is calling

the Security Council can apply They're the toughest sanctions on a state, on a nation-state, told the Parliament. and here's something of what the PM We are outraged on the international community that a country that has to rely to feed its own people

from the brink of starvation and to bring them back of its scarce resources devotes so many progress, Mr Speaker. to missiles and nuclear weapons the Opposition Leader, says Well, Kim Beazley, is an act of aggression. that the test He too is calling for sanctions to take a lead and he wants Australia against North Korea. in getting united regional action a history of being jelly-kneed Paul, the United Nations has international stand-offs. in the face of these major Are we seeing any evidence against North Korea? that they may take tough action Well, Ron, in the Security Council, a softer line. usually China and Russia take They back off of the Security Council want. more than the other members But in recent days to have been more concerned both these nations seem the nuclear path, that North Korea would take and diplomats are hoping of the international community that they'll join the rest in imposing tough sanctions. Thanks, Paul. our political editor in Canberra. Paul Bongiorno, Now to today's other big story - was targeted by terrorists, reports our cricket team in their change rooms. who were planning to gas them The claims are being investigated and Australia. by authorities in Britain are shocked by reports Our cricketers, on tour in India, they were on an al-Qa'ida hit list at Edgbaston. during last year's Ashes Series At the time, most felt safe. over there, We had a security consultant date with all the goings on. looking after the side and up to I think we felt pretty safe. are correct, But if British newspaper reports the England and Australian teams terrorists considered attacking using sarin gas. in their dressing rooms

with deadly consequences before - Sarin has been used in 1995's Tokyo subway attack - but the new claims, London suicide bomber Shezad Tanweer, made by a friend of by British authorities as are being described "absolute bollocks". for one thing, Al-qa'ida doesn't have any sarin, going to do something like this, and, secondly, if they were an explosive device, not gas. they most likely would use was scrapped. The plan to target our cricketers attacked London's transport system. Instead, the terror cell As a cricket fan, to attack the game. Tanweer didn't want are now checking the claims. Australian authorities who want to do us in, That there are people around to Australia who do want to do damage and what Australia stands for. wherever the Australians play, Security, is described as rigorous. Ricky Ponting says with the protection they're given. the team remains comfortable say it's highly unlikely Australian counter-terrorism police has been targeted by al-Qa'ida, the Australian team and there's currently no intelligence against the upcoming Ashes Series. pointing to a terror threat Authorities say will be under tight security both teams in Brisbane next month. when they meet in the first Test John Hill, Ten News. joins us now from London. And Ten's Rachel Smalley is this information? Rachel, how credible

this If for police have been talking to If for police have been talking

If for police have been talking to this man for quite some time now.

Ever since they established shortly

after the 7th July bombings that he

was a good friend of one of the

bombers. He has been crucial in

giving them information about what

led these four men to do at the

bombing. If most crucially perhaps

that he has given them

that he has given them the

information which has led police to a

man the media call the chemist. He

trained the bombers in how to make

explosive devices. He apparently does

not harbour the same extremist of

values as the terrorists did values as the terrorists did the

buddy has been a vital in helping the

police put together what led to the

attacks. There hasn't been quite a

massive outrage in Britain as there

has been in Australia because

develops light and developments like

these have come thick and fast. these have come thick and fast. There

are always things are are always things are linked it to 7th July

7th July and police are always

raiding houses. We saw it at Heathrow

Airport where 20 people were

arrested. It was alleged arrested. It was alleged they were

going to take a liquid explosives on

flights so developments like this to

come thick and fast in Britain.

Britons assume this is the climate they live in now.

Thank you, Rachel Smalley in London. A war of words tonight over who started a huge fire which has destroyed hundreds of hectares of bushland. A northern beaches couple is under investigation, but they're blaming firefighters. Fire crews persevered through the night, saving a number of threatened properties, including the Sydney Academy of Sport. Alright, everyone, back on the truck. But, over 24 hours, 250 hectares were lost. Searching for the cause, police are investigating whether a pile of rubbish behind this property was lit without a permit, but owner Tim Kaufer says he didn't do it.

We saw the backburn across the road, we saw that flare up - He claims flying embers lit his pile of rubbish, but the fire chief is unconvinced. For it to have ignited that rubbish would mean sparks would have to have blown back against the wind. That's not physically possible. Tim Kaufer's neighbours agree the firefighters' backburn didn't reignite. It was so well coordinated. They cleaned up after themselves. Everything went like clockwork. Undeterred, crews were back for hazard reduction today, this time from the air, firebombs clearing more bushland, in case the winds pick up again. And the fire caused problems for commuters this morning.

Because of the backburning operation, Wakehurst Parkway was closed to traffic for most of the day. It comes at a bad time for the rural fire brigade, now faced with claims one in five blazes are lit by their own volunteers. We don't want them in the service. They endanger the lives of their colleagues and give us a bad name we don't deserve. It's now enforcing a tighter recruitment system. Danielle Isdale, Ten News. A poor start for Telstra, shares diving as the company launched its T3 prospectus. The launch was almost abandoned at the last minute with officials fighting over controversial wording. Boardroom battles almost meant the prospectus didn't make it, but Telstra and the Government were determined today to realise their 10-year dream - launching the final Telstra sell-off. Today has finally arrived. The Government is confident that this is an attractive offer. From tonight our screens will be bombarded with advertising promoting the T3 prospectus. $8 billion of Telstra stock will go on sale, with mum and dad investors to pay $2 up front per share with the balance due in 18 months.

That's a 5% discount on every T3 share and they have three weeks to apply, then big financial investors can buy-in. The final share price will not be known until the stock lists next month. I hope that there is some upside in the stock.

But Telstra shares have already dived since this afternoon's big launch, some analysts warning they're drastically overpriced and not such a good buy.

In looking through the prospectus and having a look at the numbers we've certainly got some serious concerns about people entering Telstra in T3.

The friction between the Government and the telco over the nomination of former government adviser Geoff Cousins as a director, may also affect the price. They have been thugging the Telstra board. While the nomination of Mr Cousins will still go ahead, the prospectus makes it clear that Telstra chiefs remain terribly unhappy about the Government's push to make him a director. The Prime Minister is determined his man will make the board. He's an outstanding Australian businessman. He'll be totally independent - he won't be a stooge of the Government. James Boyce, Ten News. Family members and racing drivers have paid tribute to Mark Porter, the driver who died yesterday after an horrific crash on Mount Panorama. Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes is calling for a safety review to determine if changes need to be made. It was a sickening start to Bathurst - up and coming V8 driver Mark Porter suffering horrific injuries. And, after three days clinging to life in hospital, he last night lost the battle. There's a tremendous hole for his family. His wife and young son were by his bedside when his life support was switched off. They go back to a schoolchild romance. His wife's left with a young son, three years old, Flynn. So it's really, really tragic. Mark's former co-driver Shane Drake says he was a humble character, a successful businessman and, most of all, a family man. He just had no ego. He just really wanted no recognition for what he did. He just wanted to go and give it a good go. His best mate, Craig Baird, drove with him twice at Mount Panorama. He never thought this year would be his last. Words can't really explain how I felt through the weekend. Just dragged very low.

Even in their time of grief, the Porter family has issued a statement thanking medical staff and race officials for acting so quickly after the crash. They also wish David Clark, the other driver involved, a full recovery. He has regained consciousness but remains in intensive care. The new King of the Mountain, Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes,

among those in mourning. It's a terrible loss to motor racing. Now we need to understand why and how it's happened. Officials say safety is always under review. Josh Murphy, Ten News. A look ahead to sport, noww with Tim Webster, and a highly emotional weekend at Bathurst. Yes, particularly for the winner, Craig Lowndes. We go behind the garage door for celebrations with Lowndes and his team. And high drama in the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix as Aussie Mark Webber crashes and again fails to finish. Also - the Kangaroos fly to Auckland for the Tri-Nations opener. A member of the Bali Nine makes an impassioned plea to avoid execution. Plus - making a fresh start. Cycling star Jobie Dajka faces court, vowing to put his troubles behind him. And the hospital patient desperate to ensure her ordeal is never repeated. GENTLE GUITAR MUSIC Hello? MAN ON PHONE: Hi, it's me. Hi. So, about Telstra - take a look. PHONE BEEPS PHONE RINGS Hello? Hi, sweetheart. How are you? Hi. How you going? Have you heard about T3? That's the Telstra 3 Share Offer, isn't it? This is your opportunity to be a part of the Telstra 3 Share Offer. Telstra owns brands including BigPond, Yellow, the Trading Post, and part of FOXTEL. They've got a prospectus.

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This program is captioned live. Disgraced cycling star Jobie Dajka faces time behind bars after admitting to assault charges. The 24-year-old former world champion pleaded guilty in an Adelaide Court to punching coach Martine Barras in June last year. Barras had threatened to suspend him for abusing alcohol. It was a pretty difficult time in my life and I, um, sort of, acted before I thought, which is not uncommon for me. Since then Dajka has been accused of driving disqualified, fleeing an accident and stealing cigarettes. He's yet to be sentenced. A new hospital horror story tonight - a 94-year-old stroke victim forced to wait more than seven hours in an emergency room, and she still wasn't treated, new figures today claiming one in three patients waits too long. When Madge Pike suffered a small stroke and was rushed to Westmead Hospital in an ambulance her family expected she'd be in good hands, but after seven hours she still hadn't been treated, and was told the wait would be hours more. I felt terrible. I felt terrible. I was getting all worked up about it, you know? Her daughter says people with sprained ankles were treated before her 94-year-old mum. Just kept telling us that, you know, it was going to be a couple more hours, and then three to four hours, and so it went on, but we were just frightened that something else was going to happen. I could've had a stroke or anything. The Minister was forced to say sorry. The area has unreservedly apologised for what has happened. Westmead Hospital staff say they did their best but were busy and had no beds.

The Opposition says latest waiting times for August show a blow-out across the State - 44,000 people, or 30% of emergency department patients, were not treated in recommended times, despite half of those having conditions that could be life-threatening. This is not a criticism of very hardworking and committed staff. The system is broken. The Government denies the figures are getting worse. This has been the busiest winter we've ever had. We've had a 7.3% increase in the number of attendances. Madge Pike just doesn't want anyone to go through what she did. I wouldn't mind waiting a couple of hours - that's different - but not to wait the whole day like that. Jacinta Hocking, Ten News. Macabre new claims in a 16-year-old Sydney gay murder mystery,

the coroner told that the victim, millionaire Ludwig Gertsch, might have been a killer himself. 16 years ago this man was known as Brian Roberts, lawyer to gay millionaire Ludwig Gertsch. Now he's Brian Main-Faring, convicted fraudster and person of interest at the inquest into his former client's murder. The case was re-opened after Main-Faring's former wife told police about a revealing conversation she'd had with her husband in 2002. It's claimed she said: He allegedly replied: Gertsch was strangled and his body dumped in bushland just months after inheriting millions from a gay friend. Main-Faring ended up serving jail time for faking his will. Gertsch's most recent lover, Vince Esposito, told the court he'd been terrified of Main-Faring since hearing how Gertsch became rich in the first place. As the story untangled, even the murder victim appeared to have a dark secret,

his former lover telling the court Gertsch and his lawyer murdered a millionaire friend and made it look like natural causes. Esposito claims not to know what happened to Gertsch

after he left him alone with Main-Faring in his apartment, but the court has heard two prostitutes who lived nearby

will testify that they saw him with another man moving a roll of carpet out of the flat the night Gertsch was killed. The case will resume later in the week. Amber Muir, Ten News.

An empassioned plea for help tonight by convicted Bali 9 drug trafficker Scott Rush. Rush has written from death row to Shadow Defence Minister Robert McClelland, apologising for his crime. Mr McClelland will ask fellow MPs to join him in calling on Indonesia's President to grant Rush clemancy.

While we recognise there is an Indonesian legal process, we want to place on record, as part of that legal process, Australia's abhorrence, not only to the drug trade but also that capital punishment is not the way to resolve these issues. Mr McClelland says, as a father, his heart goes out to Scott and his family. A new poll shows

What a wild old 24 hours in Sydney?

Wants it indeed. As far as today is

concerned, the wind did back off.

The maximum 57km/h across the

harbour. Today, 19C our maximum as

far as temperatures were concerned.

That was 3 below average. Some days

I love coming to work. This is one

of them. Even though it is a Monday,

we're getting together with Domain

in Alexandria and the signature of

Sydney, an art exhibition that will

raise a lot of money for Make A

Wish Foundation. We'll tell you

more about that later in the

bulletin. Speaking of art, your

weather photos are brilliant. Hang

them onle wall. Big Chris his name

is on the television there. I've

forgotten his name. Beautiful shot,

your head in the clouds. Serious

cloud over a brilliant, blue sky.

Lovely stuff and you're in the

running for a Sony handycam. Let's

get up to sky watch for you. That

was a Monday that blue you away!

Currently 17 degrees and we'll see

you again, Signature of Art

exhibition in around about ten. The final farewell for Australian sprint legend Peter Norman - that's next. And Layne Beachley achieves another advancement for women's sport as she launches her own tournament in Sydney. Why run around looking for a better home loan? Aussie's unique Mortgage Explorer software can compare hundreds for you in just minutes. Behind every true masterpiece there lies a truly great brush. VOICEOVER: The iFX brush has softer, more flexible bristles so it covers every lash individually. For beautifully framed eyes, new Masterpiece Mascara from Max Factor.

Time for a check on the traffic now

with Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106

with Vic Lorusso in the Mix 106 Traffic Helicopter. We've had a day

of bushfire drama up in the

Northern Beaches area. And tonight,

they're around the Wakehurst Park

way. Still a lot of smoke there?

There sure is. The rural fire

service are conducting official

hazard reduction burns, we're over

the Narabeen parkway. You can see

plenty of smoke and flames and

unfortunately a major road into the

Northern Beaches is blocked.

Pittwater Road is the only

alternative. Thank you. Investigators say a faulty wing is the likely cause

of a fighter jet crash near Bathurst last week killing two people. Experienced pilot Nick Costin had been taking a friend on a joy-flight when the jet crashed, sparking a bushfire. Crash investigators have been able to view the wreckage and believe the wing fell off the plane during the flight. The Australian Olympic runner at the centre of a controversial black power salute has been farewelled at a Melbourne ceremony. Peter Norman was honoured as a humanitarian who stood up for what he believed in.

Two legends of the track offer their shoulders as a fitting farewell gesture to the "white guy" who stood by them in making the most political statement in Olympic history. It's not just burying Peter Norman, it's burying a legend, and we should all remember what he stood for. This man put a lot on the line. It was after crossing the line in second place that Peter Norman wore a civil rights badge next to Tommie Smith and John Carlos as they held their black-gloved fists in the air

in protest over discrimination. All three men were criticised and ostracised for their victory stance. SMITH: What we were standing for and were about to do was far greater than any athletics feat ever, then and now. The 64-year-old was remembered as a humanitarian and a great Australian athlete whose 200m national record set in Mexico still stands. His family reflected on other memorable moments. DAUGHTER: He could run 200m in around 20 seconds and if you locked your keys in he could break into your car in around 30. He could do it all. Dad inspired a lot of people, and most of all us. More than 2,000 people, including other sporting greats, paid tribute, possibly the greatest compliment coming from the United States Olympic Committee, which named October 9 Peter Norman Day to ensure his legacy is not forgotten. A statue commemorating the black salute is proof it will not. People were saying, "Where's the little white guy?" and Peter said, "The little white guy's not there."

He left it there open so everyone could be part of the legend. Kellie Morgan, Ten News. A who's who of the theatre world farewelled one of their own today. Anthony Warlow, Tom Burlinson,

Dein Perry, Googie Withers and John McCallum joined producers and behind-the-scenes teams to say goodbye to publicist Judith Johnson. David Campbell honoured her in song following a 30-year career promoting the theatre and music. (Sings) # What'll I do When you are far away # Judith Johnson died suddenly last week. She was 69.

Alarming new findings about the future impacts of climate change. The CSIRO says rising sea levels could see millions of people made homeless in just 40 years. It's an idyllic setting but the people of the Carteret Islands are watching their Pacific paradise vanish under the sea. Just two years ago, that sunken tree trunk was the shoreline of this settlement near Bougainville. The crops are gone and time is running out. Nothing is on these trees that we eat. Today now, we live only on coconuts and fish. The people of the Carterets are prime candidates to become the first environmental refugees. The report commissioned by an alliance of aid groups warns a sea level rise of just one metre

will leave 2 million people stranded on Australia's doorstop.

But this is no distant doomsday scenario. Global warming, the report warns, could see the first boat-loads begin arriving in as little as 40 years. We can actually invest in renewable energy and make that a focus of our aid program. But the Federal Government insists it's doing all it can to help our neighbours stay afloat, dismissing claims our refusal to take strong action on greenhouse gas emissions is contributing to the crisis. It's incredibly important that all of our greenhouse gas reduction measures - of which Australia leads the world in many respects - also aim to keep the economy going strongly. The people of the Carterets are used to such talk, caught up in a looming tragedy they cannot control. Fenn Kemp, Ten News. The financial markets respond to the T3 Telstra offer - that's next. Also - Sydney gives a wild welcome to the World Cup heroes as they prepare for their next big challenge. And have they still got it? The boy band that doesn't know when to quit. Did you know that people who attend Weight Watchers meetings: So just walk in, register free and get a free summer cookbook! Call Weight Watchers on: And learn to lose weight for life. Now anyone can get broadband Internet. That's because Optus have plans from just $19.95 a month when combined with either an Optus home phone or eligible mobile. Plus, it's simple to get started, because for a limited time, you'll also enjoy $0 installation. That means you'll receive a free modem and $0 connection, which is a saving of up to $148. So don't miss out on a great deal like this. Call Optus now on 1800 555 558. SONG: # Yeah. # This program is captioned live. A war of words tonight over who started a massive fire blackening hundreds of hectares of bushland. A Northern Beaches couple is under investigation but they're blaming firefighters, insisting embers from a backburning operation started the blaze. Australian cricketers shocked by reports they were al-Qa'ida terror targets. The plot allegedly involved gassing the Australian and England teams during the 2005 Ashes Series, but was ultimately abandoned because one of the attackers was a cricket fan. And international outrage

as North Korea detonates a nuclear bomb. The device was reportedly detonated in a coal mine in the north of the country. North Korea's immediate neighbours, along with the US and Australia, are now considering their next moves. First there was sea change, now there's tree change. New figures show thousands are swapping their big-city lifestyles for picturesque rural towns. This is a world away from where the Cox family used to live. After a lifestyle change, they traded in their jobs in banking

and a 1-bedroom beachside Sydney apartment for Mudgee to run an agricultural business.

I think there is a lot of appeal there for change,

in simplifying our lives again, and, you know, you've still got access to everything you want. The Internet's amazing these days as well. According to the latest study, it's a new trend. While many continue to make the sea change, more and more people are also leaving big cities to travel inland to the country. Certainly, the estimates would suggest that we're dealing here with several thousand people in each State

now being involved in tree change. Besides professionals, others making the tree change are cashed-up baby boomers and families after affordable housing. Growing towns are: They tend either to be by water, near rivers or in very picturesque mountain types of areas. Professor Hugo predicts smaller towns with thriving local industries, like Mudgee, will be added to the list once the recent census results are collated. The area is on the verge of a population boom. In fact, town planners predict the growth over the next three years will be equivalent to the last 10 years. Catherine Kennedy, Ten News.

ask North Korea's nuclear test has spooked investors with the share market closing lower. A heroes' reception for the Socceroos at their official homecoming in Sydney. It's been three months since the World Cup but 10,000 excited fans didn't seem to care. A sea of green and gold as Sydney staged the Australian World Cup soccer team's official homecoming. (All sing) # I still call Australia home. # The Socceroos attracting a new generation of fans.


Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi, oi, oi! We're from Foster. We've been here since 7:40. Let's hope it's lasting and that people will keep supporting us and we keep on doing well. As players looked back on the last World Cup, their minds are already on the next. I truly believe that, as a nation, we achieved a dream in the last World Cup campaign and next time, I suppose, we should win it. Before giving advice to young enthusiasts. You've got to be well behaved and strive to be a good person.

If you train every day and practise on the pitch, you will be a good player.

Soccer fever is now at an all-time high, thousands desperate to meet their heroes. With this amount of support there's no doubt

Aussie Stadium will be at full capacity when the Socceroos meet Bahrain on Wednesday night. Newly appointed captain Lucas Neill is keen to play the final Asian Cup qualifier. It's going to be a good game.

It'll be the last time we get to play in Australia for a while, so it's important we go out on a high

and give the crowd what they've come to see. Catherine Kennedy, Ten News.

Now for the weather with Tim who is

emersing himself in culture tonight.

It is the signature of art

exhibition, the richest art prize

in Australia, $150,000. 450

corporate businesses pay $2,000

each to get a pension in each and

every one of the artworks. It is

fantastic stuff. It is on display

at Domain Alexandria. We have 50

pieces here, that will become 20

and sometime in December, we will

give $150,000 away and raise money

for the Make A Wish Foundation. And

guess what, we are going to grant a

wish at 5:55. And we wouldn't do it

without you so we have a fantastic

thing coming on the television at


Tomorrow at your place, fine and

sunny and 22C and I'll see you

again. We're going to grant a wish,

make a wish come through right in

front of your very eyes. Ah, do I

get paid for this sort of stuff! Oh,

he's a fairy godmother! Sport is next with Tim Webster and celebrations continue for an historic Bathurst victory. Yes, a very special win for Craig Lowndes - his first in a decade. We go behind the scenes to celebrate with Lowndes and his team. And Layne Beachley makes a nearly perfect start to her own surfing contest. The range is just getting bigger and bigger and bigger. You name it, we've got it. 4-panel feature doors, from $38.80. Cordyline 'Red Fountain', $24.98. A customer came up to me in the store the other day and said, And I said, "What's that?" And he told me and I said, "We may not stock it, sir, MELLOW ROCK MUSIC MUSIC BUILDS Introducing the all-new Hyundai Elantra. With new levels of performance, luxury and safety, some things are meant to be enjoyed by everyone. SONG: # Drive your way. # This program is captioned live. Bathurst winner Craig Lowndes admits

he shed tears while driving his Ford to victory in the great race. The Peter Brock factor was his inspiration as Lowndes extended his lead in the championship. Bathurst winners to back-seat drivers, but Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup still have the grandest prize. You win races all the time but to win the one that we want to win, which is Bathurst, and then to have the history that follows it and then to also have the memories of Peter travelling with us. Those thoughts were also ever present during celebrations, the initial ecstasy now replaced by a sense of relief. It's been a bit of a drought for Ford.

It's been 10 years since my last win so I think, all in all, it's been a very special and moving weekend. The memory of Peter Brock was an invaluable resource,

especially when his concentration started to waiver during the 161-lap race. You talk to yourself and you tell yourself to sharpen up and I said a couple of things to myself as I drove around, and you sort of have a tear in your eye and you get on with the job. His co-driver, Jamie Whincup, is still recovering from a heavy night of celebrations and the perfect drive. I have never driven a car so fast and been so comfortable in all my life. And Paul Radasich remains in hospital - he's suffering from a broken ankle and sternum, his season and the Commodore team's well and truly over, the $500,000 car destroyed. The V8 Supercar championship resumes in less than two weeks on the Gold Coast. Ian Shuttleworth, Ten News. Australian rugby league coach Ricky Stuart will tomorrow name his team for Saturday's Tri-Nations opener against the Kiwis. The Kangaroos flew out for New Zealand this morning, motivation not a problem after losing their number-one standing to the Kiwis in last year's Tri-Nations decider. Very important. It was very embarrassing last year. It wasn't a good feeling.

The biggest call for the coach - who'll play halfback, with Johnathon Thurston and Ben Hornby vying for the spot. We reported earlier about the plans to kill the Australian cricket team on the last Ashes tour.

Ricky Ponting, arriving in India for the Champions Trophy, is confident the security for his team is adequate. Meanwhile, the Aussies are already eyeing off their second match of the tournament against England. They are hoping to get a psychological advantage over them leading into the Ashes. We've got a great chance to make a statement there against an England team that, once again, have been pretty ordinary in one-day cricket over the last couple of years. So, if we can make a good statement against them, then who knows? It might play on their mind when the Ashes comes around. Australia has never won the Champions Trophy. Fernando Alonso took victory and all but sealed his second world title after Michael Schumacher failed to finish last night's Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix. It was an eventful race, with Christijan Albers failing to finish after his car self-destructed. Disappointment for Aussie Mark Webber, who had another retirement after crashing his Williams. Schumacher had a rare engine failure late in the race and Alonso went on to win from Felipe Massa and Giancarlo Fisichella. Alonso leads the world title race by 10 points with a race to go. To a man, our top-ten world-ranked golfers have confirmed they'll play in next month's Australian Open at Royal Sydney. Tournament organisers say it'll be the best field of Australian talent ever assembled. World number 24 Stuart Appleby

has welcomed a new era of communication between players and event organisers. He says the Open had been stagnating in recent years. Nothing big, but when you know that you're being listened to you feel more excited about being involved in gaining some momentum in a project. More local and international entries are expected in the coming weeks. 6-times world champion Layne Beachley has started her own event in outstanding form with a near-perfect wave in the opening round. On a glorious day at Manly Beach, Beachley began the Beachley Classic with a 9.65 to progress straight through to the third round and claim favouritism for the title, which carries a record purse of US$100,000. It's a decent purse, I guess. Percentage-wise, with our events at $100,000, we earn more money than the guys do because there's less girls on tour. That's why I want to see women surfing. When the 34-year-old started her career it was for not much more than the love of it. Now the top 17 female surfers in the world are competing for the richest prize money on the women's tour. The Hockeyroos have been beaten by the Netherlands in the final of the women's World Cup in Spain. The Aussies trailed 1-0 but hit back with a second penalty to Rebecca Sanders. COMMENTATOR: Didn't have to put a lot of power on it. The Dutch finished stronger, though, with two more goals giving them a 3-1 win. That's the Netherlands' seventh World Cup win. And in Sports Tonight, the Kangaroos arrive in Auckland ahead of their Tri-Nations opener against New Zealand, but they still haven't solved their half-back dilemma. Now to traffic, over James Ruse Drive, where there are delats. All three lanes are back to Rydalmere. There are problems on the northern beaches. Tim Bailey's next with all the weather details. And a blast from the past - ageing teen idols give fame another try. SONG: # You better step back and see the mess that you left # Won't you tell it to somebody who cares? # You better step back and see the mess that you left # Won't you tell it to somebody who cares? # I'm stumbling all the way # 'Cause it's not such a beautiful... # HEARTBEAT THUDS LIQUID SPATTERS ON GROUND

MAN ON RADIO: 614 patrol. Two-vehicle MVA. One patient critical and the driver of the other vehicle is out of the car. first * C tonight

Talk about a bunch of norms. The first * C tonight Wismayer I've first * C tonight Wismayer I've got

goose bumps and Morgan, this is a goose bumps and Morgan, this is a big

day for you isn't it?. This is the

maker Wish Foundation. This is an art

exhibition where people exhibition where people are donating

money to make the wish come true. We money to make the wish come true. We

going to grant more than a wish. going to grant more than a wish. Can

we give more than - cos he's got

Hodgkin's Andes down on his luck -

can we even maybe round of applause.

More than just said to me I don't

want your applause, ladies and

gentlemen, I want your wish. There is

a wish being granted on television.

There you go, mate. The bike is all

yours. Get on it straight away.

yours. Get on it straight away. The

Smith family - the Smith family - the allowed where you

live, please. This is going to come

in handy. You like rugby league. You

like the Bulldogs. Hang on a like the Bulldogs. Hang on a second

we might have something else over

here. What about with the bike a

fully signed-up Bulldogs Jersey?.

That's not bad is it?. That's the

make a wish cap. And more than, make a wish cap. And more than, all

the best with all the battles in

front of you. Make sure this puts a

smile on your face every single day.

Mother and father as well and

everyone here. This art exhibition

would give money to the Make a Wish Foundation. 4500 wishers have been

granted in 21 years. We need lots of

money to do that and the signature of

six Sydney art exhibition is going to

help raise a whole lot of funds. It help raise a whole lot of funds. It

was wild and windy. You was wild and windy. You don't care

about the weather. What you care

about his putting smiles on about his putting smiles on the Mormons and dial.

There are isolated showers along There are isolated showers along the

east coast. There are strong

south-westerly winds in Tasmania. By

Dominic high and the taxman will

direct warm and dry winds across

southern Australia. There will be

showers along the southern Queensland

coast. Showers will clear from the

New South Wales north coast. Late

showers in up far south-west Western

showers in up far south-west Western

Australia. Give us a big smile. I

don't think he can believe it. I can't.

This is where dreams come true. This is where dreams come true.

We've just made a little boy's day.

Thanks to having us at your place. The pressure's on for funnyman Mick Molloy, writer and star of the hit movie 'Crackerjack'. Expectations are high that his next film, 'Boytown', will do just as well. Imagine one of the great boy bands of the '80s. Now picture them middle-aged. Welcome to 'Boytown'. We're thinking about getting the band back together. (Laughs) You could be the first to tap the rivers of gold that are mature-age boy bands. (Sing) # Tears on my pillow for my river of pain. Comedian Mick Molloy has roped in

mates Glenn Robbins, Gary Eck, Wayne Hope and Bob Franklin to star as the members of 'Boytown'. We didn't do our own singing but, sadly, we did our own dancing. I think that's evident when you see the film. But Mick did write the songs' touching and emotional lyrics. 'Picking up the Kids from School', 'Dish-Pan Hands'. 'Special Time of the Month' I baulked at at first but I came to like it. (Sings) # I am sensitive to your # Special time of the month, special time of the month # The philosophy was, if you're listening to the songs but not the lyrics they should sound like boy band songs but once you start listening to the lyrics

you realise it's a very juvenile exercise in comedy. Molloy's under a bit of pressure with this movie. His last effort, the lawn bowls comedy 'Crackerjack',

took $8 million at the Australian box office - a huge success. So what's his secret? I reckon you've got to take a long time writing and developing.

I think, sometimes, everyone gets excited and knocks out a script and you get funding and you, kind, of plough into it. 'Boytown' opens next week. Angela Bishop, Ten News. That's the news at 5:00. I'm Ron Wilson...

..and I'm Deborah Knight, thanks for your company. The Late News with Sports tonight is along at 10:40. Goodnight. Supertext Captions by the Australian Caption Centre. Hungry Jack's just know you're gonna love this program. Oh, yeah. ( BELL RINGING ) ( WHISTLE BLOWING ) ( PLAYING THE BLUES )